Is Logistics Boring?
“Never. Uber has a valuation greater than many nations. Within years, self-piloting vehicles, drone deliveries, and home-printed 3D goods will be commonplace. This technological revolution is driven by the logistics of people and things.”
How food makes its way to your plate, how your clothes transit from field to factory to shop floor, and how smartphone components crisscross the globe…this isn't boring stuff, it is vital to the economy.
If logistics is boring, why has it become the strategic imperative a business must have to differentiate itself in the market today?
Logistics is exciting. At any moment, an unexpected event can cause a potential late delivery. Deciding how to handle it can be the difference between a timely delivery and a disappointed customer. Logistics fosters creative solutions for these tough challenges.
LLP Manager, Penske Logistics
Not boring at all; every day we learn something different. That's why I love it.
Logistics is too much fun. I get to make a difference every day.
Account Executive, Greyhound Lines
Logistics can be boring for those who consider it as merely transportation management. When you start treating it like the entire process of sourcing, warehousing, and transportation, it will take you to new levels of career satisfaction.
Visiting Professor, Supply Chain Management
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Logistics is never boring. It is one of the major functions of supply chain management, and keeps the ball moving. There are challenges every minute, and some of them are unforeseen, keeping logistics professionals alert all the time. The description of boring does not apply.
Supply Chain Consultant
Logistics is NOT boring. It would be uninteresting, if we consider the below factors yawn-worthy: a) Millions of people waiting around the globe for their Christmas presents—if not for the huge logistics chain, would you get them on time? b) The wonder of online retailing—from earrings to iPhones to televisions to just about everything. Don't you sometimes say you don't mind paying for that express delivery which will bring your product in a day rather than the standard three to five days?